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School of Psychology
Course unit
PSN1032214, A.A. 2015/16

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Degree course Second cycle degree in
PS1978, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2015/16
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination COUNSELING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY
Department of reference Department of General Psychology
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge EZIO SANAVIO

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses M-PSI/08 Clinical Psychology 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 63 162.0 No turn

Start of activities 01/03/2016
End of activities 01/06/2016
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
7 2019 01/10/2019 30/09/2020 NOVARA CATERINA (Presidente)
GHISI MARTA (Membro Effettivo)
PARDINI SUSANNA (Membro Effettivo)
6 2018-1 01/10/2018 30/09/2019 NOVARA CATERINA (Presidente)
GHISI MARTA (Membro Effettivo)
PARDINI SUSANNA (Membro Effettivo)
5 2017-1 01/10/2017 30/09/2018 NOVARA CATERINA (Presidente)
GHISI MARTA (Membro Effettivo)
4 2017 01/10/2016 30/09/2017 SANAVIO EZIO (Presidente)
BOTTESI GIOIA (Membro Effettivo)
GHISI MARTA (Membro Effettivo)
NOVARA CATERINA (Membro Effettivo)
3 2016 01/10/2015 30/09/2016 SANAVIO EZIO (Presidente)
GHISI MARTA (Membro Effettivo)
NOVARA CATERINA (Membro Effettivo)

Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of clinical psychology and psychopathology, as they appear in the authorative English manuals, e.g. Kring A.M., Davison G.C., Neale J.M., Johnson S.L., Abnormal psychology,(11th edition).
Target skills and knowledge: Basics of psychological counseling, assertive training and cognitive psychotherapy.
Examination methods: Both oral and script.
Assessment criteria: Knowledge of the topics and personal critical attitudes.
Course unit contents: 1 - Rudiments of psychological counseling
2 - Assertiveness and assertive training
3 - Rudiments of psychotherapy
4 - Evidence-based psychological treatments and Nice's guidelines (National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence;
5 - Rudiments of behavior and cognitive psychotherapy
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lessons and homeworks
Additional notes about suggested reading: The students may study the followings (both) as alternative to Italian books:
1- Your Perfect Right: Assertiveness and Equality in Your Life and Relationships (9th Edition) Paperback – 2008
by Robert E. Alberti (Author), Michael L. Emmons (Author)
2 - Judith Beck (2011) Cognitive therapy: Basic and behond (second edition) Guilford
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • R.Anchisi & M.Gambotto Dessì, Manuale di assertività. Milano: Franco Angeli, 2013. Cerca nel catalogo
  • J.S. Beck, Terapia cognitiva: Fondamenti e prospettive. Milano: Mediserve, 2002. Cerca nel catalogo
  • E. Sanavio, Psicoterapie. Bologna: Il Mulino, 2011. Cerca nel catalogo